Part C – 22 points
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What is the role of nutrition in health?
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
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- What is your sodium intake per day? List the top three foods in your diet that most of your sodium is coming from. List the amount of sodium in each of your top three foods. Click the + sign next to sodium to see your top three foods that contribute the most sodium to your diet. Does your intake of sodium less than 2300mg per day? If your sodium is less than 2300mg per day and you consume the same or more calories than the recommended intake, explain why your sodium level is low.If your sodium level is below 2300mg per day and your total calories is less than the recommended intake, Explain what would happen to your sodium intake if you consume the recommended intake of calories, then list three foods that are low in sodium (less than 100mg per serving), the serving size and the amount of sodium in each food. If your sodium level is more than 2300mg per day, list three foods that are low in sodium (less than 100mg per serving) that you could have eaten. List serving size and amount of sodium in each of your low sodium list you would eat.
- What is your total intake of potassium for the day? Does your daily intake of potassium fall within the normal limit of 4,700 mg per day? List at least three foods that are high in potasium, and the amount you would need to eat to meet your daily need for potassium for the day. List amount of potassium in each food.
- What is the immediate health consequence of a diet that is high in sodium (salt) but low in potassium? Be thoughtful with your response. You should read more about it in the chapter that discusses these two minerals in your textbook. If you write death, or heart attack, you will be incorrect and get a zero.
- What is your impression regarding your nutrition health based on what you ate and the analysis of your diet? Is there anything that you would change? Do you believe that if you eat like this everyday, you are practicing good nutrition health? if so why? If not, why? Be specific with your response. Provide example of what you might change or how you can continue to maintain good nutrition health. Your response is not your opinion but should be based on everything you have learned about staying healthy with proper foods and lifestyle.